NASA has just released images of a “Hidden Galaxy” that’s 11 million light-years from Earth. While extremely bright with its magnitude of 8.4, Spiral galaxy IC 342, also known as Caldwell 5 – the Hidden Galaxy, is located near the equator of the Milky Way’s pearly disk which obscures it with cosmic gas, dust, and the glow of stars.
Roughly 50,000 light-years across, Caldwell 5 features a core of hot gas and extremely hot blue stars. Take a look at the memorizing image from the Hubble Space Telescope.
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